Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Jeff Eagen
    April 9
  • Jaime Schloemer
    April 12
  • Steve Domres
    April 18
  • Benjamin McCardell
    April 23
  • Gary Britton
    April 24
  • Jacci Gambucci
    April 25
  • John Knoll
    April 29
  • Justice Madl
    April 29
  • Al Polachowski
    April 1
  • Stacy Wolak
    Matthew Wolak
    April 3
  • Joe Miller
    Mel Miller
    April 4
  • Amy Campbell
    Gary Campbell
    April 17
  • Jeff Szukalski
    April 17
  • Bob Neja
    Karen Neja
    April 20
  • Teresa Tighe
    Rick Tighe
    April 28
Join Date:
  • Al Polachowski
    April 4, 1989
    35 years
  • George Verheyen
    April 4, 1990
    34 years
  • Bryce Gannon
    April 17, 2018
    6 years
Welcome to the West Bend Sunrise Rotary Club!
West Bend Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
Skinny Vic's
804 W Paradise Dr
West Bend, WI 53095
United States of America
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Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

2022-23 Rotary Leadership

Gordon McInally - President, Rotary International
Don Griffing - District Governor, District 6270
Jon Corbett - President, West Bend Sunrise Rotary
4/16Domres, StephenHetzel, RyanJudge Andrew GonringHistory of West Bend
4/23Eagan, JeffKapler, PeterKorey TheuschExpedition up Mount Everest Experience
4/30Gonring, MelanieKasubaski, Carrie  
5/7DeCeuster, DolfIn-ServiceIn-Service 
5/14De Ceuster, JennyGonring, Melanie  
5/21Campbell, AmyMadl, Justice  
5/28Busch, KathyMalloy, Joyce  
6/4Britton, .GaryIn-ServiceIn-Service 
6/11Barrett, JamesMcCain, Patrick  
In February, Charity Week at the West Bend High Schools was held again, and we proudly participated again. This year we donated $1,000 to The Threshold, Inc.
Along with Steiner Electric and the money raised by students and staff, a total of $5,000 was donated to the Threshold!!
West Bend Sunrise Rotary Club continues to add to our membership group.
In December, we welcomed Lisa Gilmore from Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County, and this January, Melanie Gonring with Lakeshore Community Health Care joined the club.
Our club’s own Mary Beth Seiser was honored at the Foundation dinner for achieving Rotary Triple Crown status for being a Major Donor, a member of the Bequest Society and a member of the Paul Harris Society. Mary Beth, your generosity and dedication are an inspiration to all of us. Congratulations!
The West Bend Sunrise Rotary Club recently gave Vicki Lehnerz, owner of Skinny Vic’s Diner & Coffee Stop, a Paul Harris Fellow Award.
The award, named after Rotary founder Paul Harris, is given to those who donate, or have donations given in their name, a collective $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation. Rotary’s motto is “Service Above Self,” and Vicki exemplifies that in how she operates her restaurant, and through her contributions to the community.
Members of the West Bend Sunrise Rotary felt that Vicki was deserving of this recognition because she has offered fundraising programs to non-profits through her restaurant, supported local causes such as chili suppers at churches and the Kiwanis Duck Derby at Regner Park, and because she provides a place for the West Bend Sunrise Rotary club to meet each Tuesday morning.
Congratulations Vicki!
This past Tuesday October 3rd, we inducted Joan Rudnitzki into the West Bend Sunrise Rotary Club. We are so happy to have you Joan!
Pictured alongside Joan is her membership sponsor, Gary Britton, and current West Bend Sunrise Rotary President Jon Corbett.
Congratulations to club member Jeff Szukalski on being awarded the Clifford A. & Elizabeth M. Nelson Volunteer Leadership Award of 2023 by the United Way of Washington County. He is pictured here with Kevin Steiner who received the Emerging Leader Award. Follow this link to read the article from the Washington County Daily News:
Recently, Sunrise Rotary welcomed our newest members Jeff Eagen and Dr. Elliot Shambeau. Jeff is the Kettle Country District Executive for the Boy Scouts of America, and Dr. Elliot Shambeau recently joined the Gentle Dental Emporium as their newest dentist. Glad to have you join our club and do good in our community!
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